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Below is a link to a protocol written by the group for rearing research colonies of the bumble bee Bombus terrestris in captivity, prepared as a community resource for use and reference by other researchers.


Please feel free to download and use it; if used for a publication, please cite/acknowledge.  If you have any comments on it, please send them to me (see Contact page for contact details).


Huggins TJ, Brock RE, Collins DH, Livesey JS, Prince DC, Bourke AFG (2020) Rearing captive research colonies of the bumble bee, Bombus terrestris. Unpublished protocol (v1), School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.

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